Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) has announced that global demand for the Toyota Highlander midsize crossover SUV is so strong, that Toyota is adding 300 new jobs to the facility, with an investment of $100 million by summer 2016. This production expansion brings the total amount invested by Toyota in Indiana to over $4 billion. TMMI also manufactures the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle and the Sienna minivan.
The value of Toyota manufacturing in Indiana is immense because the vehicles built there are sold globally. Highlander is sold in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Eastern Europe while Sienna is exported to Canada, South Korea and other Asia-Pacific countries. Sequoia is exported to Canada and the Middle East.